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02-05-2013, 07:17 AM
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The MOU discusses college player negotiating rights.

Current rules regarding exclusive negotiating rights for College Players will remain status quo. Parties to incorporate NHL/NHLPA Agreement on College Players leaving college prior to graduation (but following the fourth June 1 after date of Draft) (i.e., Goepfert Letter Agreement).

The Goepfert Letter Agreement. The PA mentioned it in their proposals. No word on what the NHL and PA agreed to and how it changes the Justin Schultz rule. Player can drop out of school 4 years after he was drafted with college eligibility remaining. Spends 1 year in the BCHL or USHL and 3 years in college hockey. Anders Lee of Notre Dame did the 1 year in the USHL and is a junior at Notre Dame. He could potentially drop out of school in May to become an unrestricted free agent in July if the rule remains the same.

August 15 was the signing date for 4 year college players. As of August 15 when their class graduates. That remains the same. Brady Skjei. Rangers have until August 15,2016 to sign Skjei.

Steve Fogarty could drop out of school in May 2015 to become a free agent if the Schultz rule is status quo. It looks the NHL and PA agreed to a change.

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